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Table 5 Relation between QOL with clinical comorbidities and duration of dialysis and QOL

From: Psychiatric comorbidity and quality of life in patients undergoing hemodialysis

VariableNonDiabetesHypertensionDiabetes and hypertensionSig. t testP value
Mean SDMean SDMean SDMean SD
 Health14.452810.320310.204811.032010.6860.000**
4.316703.774213.206213.02234
 Social13.652310.528410.804311.00806.2380.001**
4.040403.768972.970012.72714
 Psychological13.692510.725812.084311.91403.7200.014**
4.074484.035433.958343.73034
 Family15.172111.915512.727813.20404.3630.006**
4.601544.360193.782742.68295
 QOL total14.2278510.7116111.1908711.589007.9370.000**
3.8680803.6519263.0462602.692836
VariableLess than 1 yearFrom 1 to 5 yearsMore than 5 yearsSig. testP value
Mean SDMean SDMean SD
 Health14.394011.878212.39870.8470.431
5.736914.248134.33331
 Social14.446011.957511.90400.9830.377
5.338063.819163.91878
 Psychological12.558012.617212.24200.1150.892
4.147404.189594.18528
 Family17.282013.710513.27951.8970.155
5.279504.243874.50264
 QOL total14.4532012.3584212.413090.6760.510
4.8709163.7805933.936289
  1. QOL: desirable (score: 20–30), relatively desirable (score: 10–19), and unfavorable (score: 0–9), SD standard deviation, t Student t test
  2. The symbol ** means significant value